Migrants- Agiassos


Family Name: Hatzisavva
Name: Maria
Year of Birth:   1933
Father's Name: Ioannis (Agiassos)
Mother's Name:   Aspasia "Mersinio" Tsoulelli (Agiassos)
Siblings:  Eleni (Georgandi), Efstratia (Pserras), Nikolaos, Panagiotis, Efstratios
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1967 (Maria spent eight years in Belguim- 1959-67)
Married: Periklis Vetsikas (Agiassos) 
Children:  Aspasia, Ioanna, Georgia, Irini, Ioannis
City of Residence: Sydney
 Livelihood: Cleaner


 Above: My maternal grandfather, Panagiotis Tsoulellis, and his friends. He is sitting on the left.

Above Right: My paternal grandparents and their daughters.  From left, they are: my auntie, Erifili (Hatzidoukas); my grandfather, Nikolaos Hatzisavvas, and my her other sister, Evlotina (Smyrnios). My grandmother, Maria (Mavrogiannis) is sitting on the chair.


Above: A family photograph. Circa 1945. I am the first from the left.

Above Right: Children. From right,: we are: Harilaos Koudounellis, Eustratios Hatzidoukas, Eleni and Eustratia Hatzisavvas. The young man was a visitor to the village. Circa late 1930's.


Above: My mother, Aspasia (Mersinio) with her neighbours. The back row are: Eleni (Gounela), Amalia (Manistrellis) and her daughter, Maria and Ioanna (Haralambou). Seated are: my mother, Aspasia (Mersinio) and Ioanna's mother, Maria (Haralambou). Standing is Katina ("Armenias"). The neighbourhood was called Kara.

Above Right: A photograph of all my children.